Best of 2017: The Short List – Vincent’s Favorite EP’s and Demos

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As I’ve probably mentioned here before, I love EP’s and demos almost as much as I love full albums.  There’s something about the condensed goodness, coupled with my ever dwindling attention span, that makes me wish these little gems got their own recognition sometimes when it comes to year-end lists.  You have to be the change you want to see in the world though, right?  So here it is then: my list of favorite shorter releases from this year. Continue reading

Concert Review: Maryland Deathfest XV, Part Four

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[click here for part one]  [click here for part two]  [click here for part three]

As I hit the “Publish” button on this post, it’s a little less than three weeks since Maryland Deathfest wrapped up its 15th edition down in Baltimore. I’d like to tell you that the delay’s been down to me “just processing it all” or “trying to find the right words” or some shit, but let’s be real, I’ve just been busy with other things. However, the timing of my posts should not be construed as a lack of enthusiasm for this year’s fest. In fact, I’ve been quite jazzed about my experience in the time since it all wrapped up. But more on that later; for now, let’s jump into the final recap and see how Sunday closed things out… Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Oranssi Pazuzu, Enslaved, Cavalera Conspiracy and more!

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Oranssi Pazuzu

May 24, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, I’m super pumped because I’ll be seeing Oranssi Pazuzu at MDF this weekend. If you don’t have plans to go to MDF this weekend, but do live in the New York City area, you’re in luck: the band announced a show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus. Get on it.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Oranssi Pazuzu & GT Gose

Receiving the Evcharist

Welcome back, dear readers.  This week’s offering sees me playing catch-up two fold.  I’m bringing you an album released almost a month ago that I forgot about, paired with a style of beer that I am still attempting to familiarize myself with.  Let’s get into it.  The Metal: Oranssi Pazuzu’s Kevät / Värimyrsky.  The Booze: Anderson Valley Brewing’s GT Gose.   Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Suffocation, Dio, Oranssi Pazuzu and more!

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April 13, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last couple of days:

    • Leading off, Suffocation revealed the artwork for their new album, …Of the Dark Light, and let’s just say, it’s pretty dope. The album drops June 9 via Nuclear Blast.
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